Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

The Minimum energy efficiency standards apply to all private rented properties that are legally required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and are rented out on a relevant tenancy.  More detailed guidance for landlords are on the links below.

What is MEES?

Why is MEES important?

What are the relevant energy efficiency standards?

What are the legal requirements?

What are compliance notices?

What are financial penalties?

What are the exemptions?

What are my rights?


Further guidance can be obtained from the government issued guidance for landlords The domestic private rented property minimum standard (

Guidance on applying for exemptions can be found Guidance on PRS exemptions and Exemptions Register evidence requirements - GOV.UK (